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La librairie – bookshop.

Nouns - Places in Town

What do ‘endroit’, ‘lèche-vitrine’ and ‘usine’ mean? How would you say, ‘town hall’, ‘ground floor’, or ‘shop window’?

Aged 14 to 16 and studying French? This enjoyable rapid revision quiz was created to help you.

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There are many different things you might come across in a town: shops, buildings, streets and traffic to name just a few. As there are such a lot then it is vital you learn the French terms for them if you want to do well in your GCSE exams. This fast and fun quiz is a great way to revise forty useful French nouns related to places and things found in a town. Have a go and see how many you know.

In each question you will be given a word or words in English. All you have to do is choose the French equivalent from the four choices offered.
1.
Newsagent’s
L’embouteillage
L’endroit
L’étage
Le tabac
L’embouteillage = traffic jam
L’endroit = place
L’étage = floor / storey
2.
Town hall
Le marché
La marque
Le musée
La mairie
Le marché = market
La marque = make / label / brand
Le musée = museum
Town hall can also be: l’hôtel de ville
3.
Bus station
La gare routière
La gare
Le grand magasin
La grande surface
La gare = railway station
Le grand magasin = department store
La grande surface = superstore
4.
Police station
Les commerces
La place
Le commissariat
La poste
Les commerces = shops
La place = square
La poste = post office
5.
Town
La pâtisserie
Le quartier
Le rayon
La ville
La pâtisserie = cake shop
Le quartier = quarter / area
Le rayon = department
6.
Library
La bibliothèque
La librairie
Le lèche-vitrine
L’immeuble
La librairie = bookshop
Le lèche-vitrine = window shopping
L’immeuble = block of flats
7.
Till
Le centre commercial
La charcuterie
La caisse
La circulation
Le centre commercial = shopping centre
La charcuterie = delicatessen
La circulation = traffic
8.
Shop window
L’usine
La vitrine
Le vendeur
La vendeuse
L’usine = factory
Le vendeur = shop assistant (male)
La vendeuse = shop assistant (female)
9.
Ground floor
La station-service
Le transport en commun
Le rez-de-chaussée
La zone piétonne
La station-service = service station
Le transport en commun = public transport
La zone piétonne = pedestrian zone
10.
Building
La bijouterie
Le bâtiment
La boucherie
La boulangerie
La bijouterie = jeweller’s shop
La boucherie = butcher’s shop
La boulangerie = bakery
Author:  Graeme Haw

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